Red clover

Upright short-lived perennial that grows 12-36 inches tall. Has hairy leaves and stems with three leaflets per leaf. Has pink or lavender flowers, and a taproot. There are medium (double-cut) and mammoth (single-cut) types. Medium types flower the year they are seeded and regrow vigorously after cutting. Mammoth types grow slower, maturing about 2 weeks later than medium types. Mammoth types require vernalization to flower and tolerate drought better than medium types.

Managing Cover Crop Profitably Book CoverRed clover: Managing Cover Crops Profitably (SARE Handbook Series Book 9) by Andy Clark (2007, 3rd ed.)


Best Management Practices for Corn Production in South Dakota: Chapter 5- Tillage, Crop Rotations, and Cover Crops

David Clay, Kurtis Reitsma, and Sharon Clay (editors)- South Dakota State University

2009

BMP for Corn Production in South Dakota: Chapter 5- Tillage, Crop Rotations, and Cover Crops